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Pursuant to sections 182(b)(2) and 182(f) of the CAA, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the Commonwealth or Pennsylvania) is required to establish and implement RACT for all major VOC and NO
On October 30, 2002, PADEP submitted formal revisions to its SIP to establish and impose case-by-case RACT for three major sources of VOC and NO
The following identifies the individual operating permit that EPA is approving for each source.
Textron Inc., owns and operates the Textron Lycoming Reciprocating Engine Division (TLRED) facility in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Aircraft engines and engine parts are manufactured at the facility, which is considered a major source of VOC. In this instance, RACT has been established and imposed by PADEP in an operating permit. On October 30, 2002, PADEP submitted operating permit No. OP 41-00005 to EPA as a SIP revision. The operating permit lists the following sources:
(1) The permit contains VOC emission limit of 3.040 tons per year (tpy) for the combustion source group. The combustion source group includes: 7 firetube boilers, 5 air make-up units, 140 Cercor heaters, 42 Dravos air heaters, 2 heat treat furnaces, and 4 aqueous washer burners (Source IDs: 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, respectively). RACT for Source IDs 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, and 037 are the installation, maintenance and operation of the source in accordance to the manufacturers specifications. The operating permit contains the description of each source:
(a) Source ID 32 includes seven natural gas fired Firetube Boilers rated at 6.28 MMBTU/hr each;
(b) Source ID 033 includes five natural gas fired Air Make-Up Units with one rated at 3.89 MMBTU/hr, three rated at 5.20 MMBTU/hr each, and another one rated at 6.54 MMBTU/hr;
(c) Source ID034 includes 140 natural gas Cercor Heaters with 111 rated at 0.05 MMBTU/hr each, and 29 rated at 0.10 MMBTU/hr; (d) Source ID 035 includes 42 natural gas fired Dravos Air Heaters rated from 0.10 to 2.38 MMBTU/hr each. An air heater which has been taken out of service must comply with all applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code section 127.11a in order to be reactivated; (e) Source ID 036 includes two natural gas fired heat treat furnaces using methanol for carburization, rated at 0.7 MMBTU/hr each; and (f) Source ID 037 includes four natural gas fired aqueous washer burners rated at 0.24 MMBTU/hr associated with a washer; 0.36 MMBTU/hr associated with a washer; 0.36 MMBTU/hr associated with a belt washer; and 0.36 MMBTU/hr associated with a spray washer.
(2) Source ID P202 includes 5 large Cooper Tanks with surface area of more than 10 square feet and Source ID P203 includes 6 Cooper Tanks with surface area less than 10 square feet. The permit contains a total combined VOC emission limits of 36.54 tpy from Source IDs P202 and P203 in any 12 consecutive month period. The tanks range in size from 85 to 470 gallons. Each tank contains solvent for the cold degreasing of metal parts. A Cooper Tank, which has been taken out of service, must comply with all applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code section 127.11a in order to be reactivated.
(3) Source ID P204 includes 76 dip tanks. The permit contains a total combined VOC emission of 4.8 tpy from
(4) Source ID P205 includes 26 corrosion protection tanks. The permit contains a total combined VOC emission limit of 2.76 tpy from Source ID P205 in any 12 consecutive month period. The tanks range in size from 16 to 158 gallons. Each tank contains mineral spirits and ferrocote for preserving of metal parts between machining operations to prevent flash rusting. The facility shall maintain records of the total amount of mineral spirits (“Varsol”), or any other VOC used each month in Source ID P205. The facility shall keep records of the actual mineral spirits usage which occurred for each individual month in Source ID P205. The facility shall also keep records of the supporting calculations used to verify compliance with the annual VOC emission limits for Source ID P205. The facility shall retain records for at least 5 years and shall be made available to PADEP upon request. A corrosion protection tank which has been taken out of service, must comply with all applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code section 127.11a in order to be reactivated.
(5) Source ID P206 includes 23 spray booth degreasers. The permit contains a total combined VOC emission limit of 24.69 tpy from Source ID P206 in any 12 consecutive month period. Cleaning of parts in the spray booths are done by using Varsol pumped through a handheld nozzle and directed at the part. A spray booth degreaser, which has been taken out of service, must comply with all applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code section 127.11a in order to be reactivated.
(6) Source ID P210 includes 11 inspection stations containing a mixture of iron and iron oxide particles suspended in a low-volatility mineral spirit based solution. This solution is used to inspect equipment for cracks and inclusions. The permit contains total VOC emission limits of three pounds per hour, 15 pounds per day, or 2.7 tons per 12 consecutive month period for all 11 inspection stations combined. An inspection station, which has been taken out of service, must comply with all applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code section 127.11a in order to be reactivated.
(7) Source ID P230 includes maintenance welding, general maintenance activities, truck maintenance activities (including spray booth SB27), floor and general cleaning activities, insect control activities, and health service activities. The permit contains total VOC emission limits of three pounds per hour, 15 pounds per day, or 2.7 tons per 12 consecutive month period for all the maintenance activities combined.
(8) Source ID P233 is a fluorescent dye penetrant booth. The permit contains a potential to emit VOC emission limit of three pounds per day, 15 pounds per day, or 2.7 tons in any 12 consecutive month period. A detailed RACT analysis that meets the criteria specified in 25 Pa. Code section 129.92 is required and must be submitted to PADEP if these limits are exceeded. The facility shall keep the following records for Source ID P233: (a) The amount of each VOC containing material used each month, and (b) supporting calculations used to verify compliance with the 12 consecutive month emission limitation for VOCs. All such records shall be retained for a minimum of five years and be provided to PADEP upon request.
(9) Source ID P250 includes three valve check stations that are used to check engine head assemblies for proper seating. These check stations do not use VOC-containing materials. The facility shall keep records, identifying liquid materials used in Source ID P250 and information that verifies that these materials does not contain any VOCs. All such records shall be retained for a minimum of five years and be provided to PADEP upon request.
Dominion Trans Inc., is a natural gas transmission facility located in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. The facility, which uses equipment to transport and store natural gas is located at the Finnefrock Station and is considered a major source of VOC and NO
EPA is approving these SIP submittals because the Commonwealth established and imposed requirements in accordance with the criteria set forth in SIP-approved regulations for imposing RACT or for limiting a source's potential to emit. The Commonwealth has also imposed record-keeping, monitoring, and testing requirements on these sources sufficient to determine compliance with these requirements.
EPA is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's SIP which establishes and requires RACT for Textron Inc., Lycoming County, and Dominion Trans Inc., Clinton County. EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipates no adverse comment. However, in the “Proposed Rules” section of today's
Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this action is not a “significant regulatory action” and therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive Order 13211, “Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use” (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601
In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. This rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501
The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801
Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by July 7, 2003. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action approving the Pennsylvania's source-specific RACT requirements to control VOC and NO
Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
42 U.S.C. 7401
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(202) Revisions pertaining to VOC and NO
(i) Incorporation by reference.
(A) Letter of October 30, 2002 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection transmitting source-specific NO
(B) Operating Permits (OP):
(ii) Additional Material.
(A) A letter of February 11, 2003 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to EPA transmitting materials related to the RACT permits listed in paragraph (c)(202)(i) of this section.
(B) Other materials submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in support of and pertaining to the RACT determinations for the source listed in paragraph (c)(202)(i)(B) of this section.